Principals of Engineering

30 Sep 2017

For the class Principals of Engineering (PoE), Evan New-Schmidt and I made a 3D scanner using two servo motors and an infrared distance sensor.

This was a two-person project for 1.5 weeks.

final image

The final iteration of the hardware of the 3D scanner

The most interesting part of the first PoE labs was learning how to work on a small team, regarding project management and toolchains. I had been frustrated with the Arduino IDE for quite a while, so I set up a compiling toolchain with platformio. This way each team member can use their preferred text editor, and it made setting up a new project easy.

The first three labs I gained valuable teaming and product management experience.

You can view the CAD of the 3D scanner on Onshape and the source code on Github.